Nikita Mazepin will not participate in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid on Sunday.
In a statement, Haas said they “regret to announce that Nikita will be unable to participate in the race.”
As qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has concluded, Haas will not be permitted to replace Mazepin for the race with another driver under the regulations.
Haas described Mazepin as being “physically well, having been asymptomatic,” and confirmed that he would “now self-isolate and adhere to the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for all parties concerned.
The team said that they “wish Nikita well and we look forward to his return to the race track in early 2022 for pre-season testing.”
With Mazepin unable to participate in the final race of the season, the Russian rookie will end his debut season in 21st and last place in this year’s drivers’ championship standings.
Notable positive Covid-19 cases in F1
|18/3/2020||One team member||McLaren||Race subsequently cancelled|
|30/07/2020||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||Missed British and 70th Anniversary grands prix|
|08/10/2020||Six team members||Mercedes|
|13/10/2020||Two team members||Renault|
|21/10/2020||Lawrence Stroll||Racing Point|
|21/10/2020||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||Missed Eifel Grand Prix|
|30/10/2020||Four team members||Racing Point|
|26/11/2020||Jonathan Wheatley||Red Bull|
|1/12/2020||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Missed Sakhir Grand Prix|
|11/3/2021||Frederic Vasseur||Alfa Romeo|
|25/3/2021||Two team members||Aston Martin|
|15/7/2021||Three team members||McLaren||Including McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown|
|4/9/2021||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||Missed two races|
|7/10/2021||Alan van der Merwe and Dr Ian Roberts||Medical Car team||Missed Turkish Grand Prix|
|2/11/2021||Jost Capito||Williams||Missed Saudi Arabian Grand Prix|
|12/12/2021||Nikita Mazepin||Haas||Missed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
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